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    Yesterday, 06:31 PM
    While are talking about all this. I have a question. I have many different alloys laying around. Some I had BNE test for me. But many are a puzzle, some with weird attributes. (like having zinc and or sulfur) I was thinking about testing all of it...
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    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    Yes I should have checked youtube. I few years ago I tried cleaning old coins with electrolysis. I ended up learning how to sliver plate things. Hah! It's actually pretty easy.
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    Yesterday, 02:01 PM
    I know this is an old post but, if you read this, were you ever able to satisfactorily copper plate your lead bullets? I reload 22lr and copper plating the bullets would be fun.
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    Yesterday, 01:47 PM
    Wow, why didn't I see this thread earlier? Here I went and used pure sulfur to de-zinc a batch of lead and I coulda added copper in the process. Ugh. If anyone cares to answer this noob question. I have a batch of Sb 8.2%, Sn 5.7% Pb 81.6% that has...
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    08-13-2017, 11:39 PM
    I have been looking for a Swiss Vetterli. Has anyone used powder coated bullets in these? What kind of distance can you shoot them at accurately? Any other education you can give me would be appreciated.
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    08-13-2017, 05:51 AM
    I hesitate to post this because I am a rank amateur and have no experience at all with a Martini Cadet. However, this may be of some use to those who load this round with smokeless powder: I have been researching and experimenting with reloading...
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    08-12-2017, 03:29 PM
    I was camped on Psalm 107 for a spell in my life. I think it is appropriate for this conversation: Psa 107:1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psa 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say this-- those he redeemed...
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    08-12-2017, 02:22 PM
    The man who says "there is no God" should watch this: https://youtu.be/I2i824Vq708
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    08-11-2017, 12:11 PM
    I am not a gun finish guy. I was a house painter/decorator for many years as I followed my father into the business. I never really tried to stain birch, knowing what kind of wood it was, I thought it would be a waste of time. I noticed that in the...
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    08-11-2017, 03:57 AM
    I agree. I wish I had some old guns like that. Been looking on GunBroker. Way too expensive. Which leads me to a question. They have a lot of revolver "parts kits" on GunBroker. They consist of all the parts of the gun except the frame has been cut....
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    08-10-2017, 08:23 PM
    I have been looking at a Swiss Vetterli on Gunbroker that has a similar situation. It comes with a full box of ammo. (41 Swiss Rim Fire) If the ammo were sold the gun is almost free. And it is a shooter though the barrel has been shortened.
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    08-10-2017, 02:53 AM
    I would cut the lead up with an electric chain saw. Then call the local fire department and see if they will burn it for practice. They will actually burn houses down to practice their skills so I would recon they might do the same for a boat. If...
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    08-10-2017, 02:49 AM
    According to load data sheets, you need more HS6 than most other powders. Some powders like red dot use only half as much powder than HS6 for the same velocity. That may help some people to not double load their ammo. However a 38 Special will hold...
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    08-09-2017, 11:01 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread head scratcher in Cast Boolits
    I had a similar problem with an aluminum mold. Try cleaning it again with alcohol or acetone.
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    08-09-2017, 08:19 PM
    Will let you know when I get close to having them done. I checked today and don't have the correct reamers. I might have to buy some and I get them from China so it may be a couple of weeks. There may be a way I can do it without reamers. I will be...
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    08-09-2017, 02:42 AM
    I will try to make you up some of those hollow wad cutters you want. I can do it with my swaging set up. Just have to make the dies. .251" ? I could powder coat them too if you want. No grease groves, Can't swage in the grease grooves.
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    08-09-2017, 01:41 AM
    Atta Boy! A reloader after my own heart! Here are some of my cases:
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    08-07-2017, 06:05 PM
    My first reloading venture was 22 Rim Fire. Had to make the tools, figure out the charges, learn to prime the rim, and even determine what powder to use. All without any reference. Now that I can do that, this reloading game is pretty easy.
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    08-06-2017, 09:35 AM
    One of these is my latest purchase from Good Will. It was $0.78. It is in perfect shape (except for the place I shaved a bit off to make sure it was pewter.) I am using it for a catch all bowl on my desk. I won't melt it until/unless I have to....
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    08-05-2017, 11:42 PM
    I had a friend fresh off the boat from Ireland. I figured who would know how to make potatoes better than an Irish farmer? I asked him how he liked his potatoes. He showed me a very very simple technique that turned out awesome. The main thing is to...
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    08-04-2017, 10:58 PM
    I had a mold milled. It was an aluminum Lee mold. Took it to the nearest machine shop. They did it for $10. It looked like they finished it off with a file but it was flat and correct.
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    08-04-2017, 10:51 PM
    When I am in doubt I take a knife to it right there in the store. (when they aren't looking) Pewter carves almost as easy as lead.
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    08-04-2017, 10:32 PM
    I started by baking in a wire basket. But now I put them on a tray or pan. You can get a big strainer from Dollar Tree for ... $1. Take the plastic off the handle and squash the basket so it is thin enough to fit in the oven. That is what I did....
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    08-04-2017, 07:37 PM
    Welcome, I have been swaging 22lr bullets for reloading 22lr. Quite a challenge because of the shape requirements. But I got it figured out. I see you have yours figured out as well. Nice looking pellet boolits you have there. I make my stuff with a...
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    08-04-2017, 07:31 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Need lathe advise. in Swaging
    You gotta make sure it's sharp to begin with. Then, feeding by hand, watch your pressure and the chips coming out. These two things will indicate to you if you are starting to have problems before you "pulverize" your drill bit. I am curious as to...
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Raised in Wisconsin. First gun was a Model 1890 Winchester 22 short gallery gun. (1906 version) I hunted with that from the age of about 9. First deer rifle was M1917, 30-06. Shot my first deer with it at 13 yrs old. 365 yards with that wonderful peep sight. I quit hunting in 1984 and consequently haven't fired a gun since . Just started shooting again in 2015. I got a 22lr. Now I am reloading 22LR and will be reloading 22WMR and 9mm Luger also.
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Central Wisconisn
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Always interested in mechanisms. Studied guns. watch making, internal combustion etc.
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Have had many jobs. Mechanic in different areas, welder... many grunt jobs. Retired disabled PC Tech

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check